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Do you need to give your people a day off for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?

17th May 2012

As most of you are aware the Queen is giving us one extra bank holiday on 5 June 2012 for her Diamond Jubilee.  Do you need to give the day off to your people? A bit of history first: when the right to holiday pay was introduced by the Working Time Regulations in 1998, it […]

Taking a sickie: how will you deal with weddingitis?

14th April 2011

With the Royal wedding looming, our thoughts turned to those employees who are not getting the day off and just how many of them might suffer from a sudden stomach bug or bad cold. Short-term sickness absence can cost a business a lot of lost time and money, particularly if you pay full salary for […]

Bank holiday on 29th April 2011: are you prepared?

26th November 2010

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on 29 April 2011 will be marked by a public holiday across the UK. What should you do about it? A bit of history first: when the right to holiday pay was introduced by the Working Time Regulations in 1998, it mirrored the EU Working Time Directive […]